Chulo - An Italian Greyhound / Miniature Pinscher in Michigan
Chulo is a three to four-year old, ten pound, Italian Greyhound / Miniature Pinscher mix in need of a new home. This little guy has separation anxiety and although he is currently left alone for only six hours per day, it is a stressful situation for him.
When left alone, Chulo is crated. He does enter the crate on his own, but once his people leave the house, he will attempt to escape. If left free in the house, he will try to escape the house, destroy things, and eliminate. He also vocalizes i.e. whines and barks. The presence of other dogs helps some (his family got two additional dogs in an attempt to make Chulo more comfortable), but it is inconsistent, with Chulo still having more bad days than good days.
Chulo is housetrained to potty outside and is accident free is his current home; is good on-leash, although he does occasionally pull; is good with other dogs (he has not been exposed to cats); and travels nicely by car. He tends to be nervous around children and, although settling down after awhile, will growl, bark, and air-snap at them.
When with his people and comfortable, Chulo can be quite playful and even calm. At other times, he tends to have a good bit of nervous energy, shaking when not in the same room as his person or people and, as mentioned, exhibiting separation anxiety if they leave the house without him. Chulo is not sure of new people and tends to be nervous about life in general. He does best when given the opportunity to exercise and "drain some of that energy."
Medication, in conjunction with other measures to ease Chulo's separation anxiety, has been recommeded by multiple trainers, but the medication is not something his current family can afford. Chulo needs a new home in which he does not need to be left alone for long time periods and where his people are willing, and have the resources, to work with him to alleviate his reaction to being alone and to help him feel more confident overall. (Italian Greyhound Place will be glad to provide information regarding this).
If you are interested in providing this sweet boy with lots of love and attention while helping him feel more comfortable with life, please contact Italian Greyhound Place. (Listed 4/18/14))
Gunner- A three-year old Italian Greyhound mix in Tennessee
Gunner's family, who he has been with since puppyhood, is moving to a very cold climate. Due to Gunner's dislike of cold weather (displayed by his shivering) and his stubborness in not wanting to wear clothing such as sweaters and coats, his family feels that it is best to locate a new home for him, rather than subjecting him to exceptionally cold weather.
Gunner, whose dam is an Italian Greyhound and sire is likely to be a Miniature Pinscher, is three-years old and weighs eleven pounds. Gunner is housetrained to potty outside, will whine or bark to go out, and is accident-free in his new home. When it is sunny and warm out, he likes to be outside with his people. Gunner is crate-trained; is good with other dogs unless they are large, and has lived with a canine companion; and is good with children, as he has been around them his entire life - he has not had experience with cats. In addition to cold weather and large dogs, Gunner dislikes loud noises such as thunder and fireworks, and collars - he will, however, happily wear a harness. This guy could use some loose-leash training as he has a tendency to want to "walk his people." He also has a tendency to lick items, which could be addressed by his new owner.
Gunner has a good bit of energy, likes to play with his ball/tug rope or ice cubes, and will chase rabbits in the fenced yard. When not busy being active, Gunner loves to snuggle and will perch on your shoulder or cuddle on your chest.
If you are looking for a lap dog who also has energy, a small-sized watch dog, and a canine best-companion, please contact Italian Greyhound Place regarding Gunner. Additional photo here. (Listed 3/7/14)
Spencer - A seven-year old Italian Greyhound in New York
Spencer, who is eight-years old and weighs fourteen pounds, is a delightful boy in the care of Italian Greyhound Place. Primarily surrendered due to a lack of housetraining, Spencer is doing exceptionally well here. An adopter willing and able to provide consistency and supervision is desired, especially during inclement weather.
Spencer is very sweet and loving, responsive to requests, good with other dogs, friendly with people (does not tend to be timid), travels nicely in the car, and is crate trained. He is extremely good on-leash and enjoys walks and hikes. When initiating play with another dog, he will sometimes make little noises and barks from a play position. Although he will alert to someone at the door, he stops when requested to do so.
Please contact Italian Greyhound Place if you have an Italian Greyhound or Italian Greyhound mix that you would like to have listed.
To view ADOPTED DOGS, please click here.
Copyright 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Italian Greyhound Place. All rights reserved.